Covid Testing Czar Says He’s Not Concerned Trump Hasn’t Attended Task Force Meetings in Months


President Donald Trump has not attended a coronavirus task force briefing in months, and one official on the task force said Sunday that’s not concerning to him.

Admiral Brett Giroir was on ABC’s This Week Sunday talking about the encouraging news of Pfizer’s vaccine breakthrough.

Giroir at one point continued emphasizing the need for following basic public health guidelines and warned that people need to be careful during the upcoming holidays.

Raddatz said, “Admiral, we know who is not shouting that message to the American public, and that is Donald Trump.”

She brought up a report that the president hasn’t attended meetings in months and asked if that’s accurate.

“That’s true,” Giroir said. “But the vice president does chair the Coronavirus Task Force. The vice president — we often have several Cabinet members there. And the vice president briefs the president every day or nearly every day on coronavirus.”

He said he’s “not concerned that the president doesn’t attend” because the meetings include the vice president and other key officials.

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